We Are All About Medical Coding

We are all about medical coding. That is our passion. That is our focus. That is our calling.

Quality training is simply not enough. We believe that our success is entirely built around the success of our graduates. And that means jobs. See how one of our founders changed another medical industry.

Getting a Job—What Really Matters

There are a lot of schools that offer training in medical coding—and virtually all the training is good. Virtually all of it will prepare you to take one of the certification tests. But almost none of them will get you the experience you need to get a job. This is what makes CareerWize completely different from any other training school, package, or program.

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Do I Need A College Degree?

Nope! A college degree is not required to be a competent medical coder. However, you do need to have a strong foundational education in all these areas:
  • Anatomy & Disease
  • Pharmacology / Drugs
  • Physiology
  • Medical Language
  • Health Information Management
  • Ethics, Laws, & Regulations
  • Reimbursement Systems & Procedures
  • Medical documentation
  • Diagnostic Coding
  • Procedural Coding
It may sound like a lot, but believe it or not, it’s easy to learn and it can even be fun. You will get a quality education in medical coding through CareerWize’s medical coding courses. Best of all, you will not waste any time taking unrelated classes that you really don’t need. And you can do it in your time frame, and on your schedule.

This All Sounds Great But What Is Medical Coding?

In a nutshell, as a medical coder, you will review medical documents, such as physician notes and medical laboratory results, and then assign universal codes to the diagnoses, procedures, and any equipment and supplies that were used.

Medical coding specialists are employed by:
  • Hospitals
  • Coding and Billing Services
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Computer Software Companies
  • Home Health Agencies
  • Government Agencies
  • Physician Offices
  • Clinics
  • Consulting Firms
  • Insurance Companies
  • Veterinarian’s Office

Make no mistake, medical coding is not a dead-end job. No matter where your career begins in medical coding, you can continue to learn, grow, and develop your skills in a number of ways—with much greater income potential. The fiver video on what is medical coding.

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But You Will Need Certification

While there is no formal degree requirement to work as a Medical Coder, you will need to become certified. This shows potential employers your commitment to medical coding and your knowledge and competence in the field.

There are other benefits that come with being certified…things like

  • On average, certified coders make a higher salary than non-certified coders.
  • Certification allows coders to specialize and move upward in their careers.
  • Certification ensures that coders understand the ethics and laws that guide the industry.
  • Certified coders will stand apart from non-certified coders.
  • Many states and employers use only certified coders for claims review positions.

Once you graduate, you will have options for your certification because there are different certifying bodies. You will want to know about two organizations and their introductory certifications:

AAPCs Certified Professional Coder Certification or CPC© exam. This widely respected certification demonstrates your expertise in medical coding in physician office settings.

AHIMAs Certified Coding Association Certification or CCA©. This recognized standard of achievement demonstrates your coding competencies across all both hospital and physician settings.

But remember how there are always career advancement opportunities in this field? Here are other certifications for coders who want to gain higher credentials and specialist in specific types of coding:

AAPC offers the following advanced credentials:

  • Certified Outpatient Coders (COC®)
  • Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC®)
  • Certified Risk Adjustment Coder (CRC®)

AHIMA offers the following advanced credentials:

    Certified Coding Specialist (CCS®)

    Certified Coding Specialist- Physician-based(CCS- P®)


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    “Careerwize was right up my alley for my learning style. If it were any harder I would have gotten too discouraged. I found the content engaging and presented on just the right level of learning for me. Careerwize also came through, helping me landing my first job in Medical Coding.”
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